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June Food Fest

Which one makes your mouth water most? National Steakhouse Month, National Seafood Month or National Turkey Lover’s Month? Oh, and if you’re not into meat and seafood, June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month too. A perfect lineup for al fresco dining, don’t you think? On the other hand, a few of this month’s… Continue reading June Food Fest

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Cucumber, Cowcumber, Coocumber

Many of the names we use for things were inspired by simple, usually ancient observation. From our 21st-century point of view, these observations seem at times a bit far-fetched. Or at least it would be difficult to make an accurate guess. Take the carrot, for example. We easily assume that its name comes from an… Continue reading Cucumber, Cowcumber, Coocumber

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Fricassee of Words – A Watched Pot

A kettleful of water was set to boil moments before these first words were typed. Just a coincidence, mind you. However, the distance from kitchen to keyboard is but a few steps, the short pause required to gather thoughts was nowhere near the writer’s block long stare, and yet the kettle switch just made its… Continue reading Fricassee of Words – A Watched Pot